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Learning After 60: Cognitive and Social Benefits #504

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Sat, Nov 21, 11:55-12:20 JST | Zoom 21 VIP
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People over the age of 60 are the fastest growing age-group world-wide, with age-related declines in cognitive abilities projected to have major social and economic implications. Bilingualism has been shown to protect against cognitive decline, and it has been argued that foreign language training late in life can also be beneficial to cognitive function. This workshop reviews the current evidence, exploring opportunities, and practical implications for the teachers of older learners.

Jill Murray

Jill Murray

Macquarie University
Jill Murray is a lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, in NSW Australia. Her research interests include context-appropriate language teaching methodology, the teaching and learning of pragmatics. heritage language maintenance, and lifelong language learning.